Claude R. Bentley

American, 1915 - 1990


Bentley 9173
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Tropicale, 1954
Oil on canvas
27 x 41 inches (framed 29 1/2 x 43 1/2 inches)

Signed and dated Claude Bentley ‘54 lower right; titled on label on reverse.

#9173
  • Bentley 9173 framed

Born in New York City, Claude Bentley studied at Northwestern University and at the Art Institute of Chicago, where he was a student of Louis Ritman and Max Kahn. Known for his work as an abstract painter, Bentley took inspiration partly from the simplified geometric forms of pre-Columbian, Mexican Indian and primitive African art. The artist served a tour of duty with the armed forces in North Africa during World War II.

Bentley’s work has been exhibited at institutions such as the Art Institute of Chicago, the Denver Art Museum, the Corcoran Gallery, the San Francisco Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among others.

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